Category: continuous glucose monitor (CGM)

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Review: StayPut Medical Patches for Your Devices

Whether you are wearing an insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor (CGM) or any other type of medical device, you know how important it is for it to stay affixed to your body. For one, it is most important to ensure it is working properly and delivering accurate results. Additionally, these devices are extremely expensive and […]

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How Diabetes Affects My Conscious Thought

This content originally appeared on Integrated Diabetes Services. Republished with permission.Ever consider how much you don’t think about consciously? The things that just take place all day long in the body without our awareness or thought to make it work, the body amazes me, honestly. The heart beats, lungs breath, our cells do all the […]

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Diabetes Pro Tip: Mastering the Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

This content originally appeared on Arden’s Day and the Juicebox Podcast. Republished with permission.Learn all about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology from expert Jennifer Smith! Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Biology from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Registered (and Licensed) Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Trainer on most […]

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Understanding the Dangers of Hypoglycemia Unawareness

For anyone who lives with diabetes (or the people who care for them), the threat of hypo unawareness of a terrifying thought. People with diabetes struggle with low blood sugar on a weekly, if not daily, basis, but the idea of not realizing you’re going low, especially while sleeping, is a downright disturbing thought. So, […]

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A Relationship with Someone with Diabetes Can Be a Special Challenge

This content originally appeared on Integrated Diabetes Services. Republished with permission.We all know relationships are hard. We all know that living with diabetes is hard. So being in a relationship with someone with diabetes can be a special challenge! Back in the 90s, Gary Chapman wrote a pretty great book on relationships and communication called […]

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Waking up with Low Blood Sugar at Night

I’m still here and have never experienced a seizure so I know that I always wake up from my low blood sugars. However, sometimes I wake up when my blood sugar is 60 mg/dL and other times I don’t wake up until I’m dangerously low and in the 30 mg/dL range. I wonder about various […]